Past Events

2020 Activities

Technical

  • Webinar on “Status of Implementation of Energy Efficiency Initiatives“ by Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya was held on 24th April 2020. Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya who is an accredited energy auditor in Sri Lanka. He has worked on promoting and teaching energy efficiency since 1983, in fact he taught energy efficiency at numerous university courses and at energy management training programs.

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  • Webinar on “Renewable Energy for Developing Countries“ by Mr. Ranishka Wimalasena was held on 19th April 2020. Mr. Ranishka Wimalasena who is an Energy Specialist attached to Asian Development Bank (ADB) currently stationed in Fiji at the ADB South Pacific Regional Office covering energy sector work in six pacific island nations.

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Non-technical

  • IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter Annual Get-together was held on 9th February 2020 at Purple Sun Resort, Awissawella after the end of AGM. Most of the members who participated for the AGM also participated to this event.

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Meetings

  • IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter Annual General Meeting was held on 9th February 2019 at Purple Sun Resort, Awissawella Around fifteen members participated for the event. New committee for 2020 was appointed and details can be found in Current Committee section.

2019 Activities

Technical

  • Field visit to "Muthurajawela 10MW Waste-to-Energy Project" was organized on 10th November 2019. Read More
  • Seminar on "Renewable Energy – Opportunities, Key Challenges and Potential Solutions – 2019" was held on 19th March 2019, at CEB Auditorium, DGM-CP office complex, No: 04, Asgiriya Road, Kandy. Three invited speakers from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Gandhinagar, India delivered talks on "Renewable Energy in India: Grid Integration and Management" by Prof. Naran M. Pindoriya Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at IIT Gandhinagar"Integrating solar photovoltaic (PV) in LV/MV distribution networks: challenges and potential solution using battery energy storage system (BESS)" by Dr Shivashankar Sukumar Post Doctoral Research Fellow at IITGandhinagar.“Grid Integration of Wind Energy and Battery Energy Storage System” Mr Rishabh Abhinav PhD student at IIT Gandhinagar.

    IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter together with IEEE Central Region Subsection(CRSS) and IESL Kandurata chapter organized the event.

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  • Guest lecture on "“Wind and Solar Power development: Where is Europe heading?"by Mr. Erik Lysen, Director of LYSEN Consulting Engineer, Netherland was held on 30th April 2019, at at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya. Read More

Meetings

  • 2019 - 4th PES SL Chapter ExCom meeting was held 24th December 2019.
  • 2019 - 3rd PES SL Chapter ExCom meeting was held 7th October 2019.
  • 2019 - 2nd PES SL Chapter ExCom meeting was held 15th August 2019.
  • 2019 - 1st PES SL Chapter ExCom meeting was held 18th March 2019.
  • IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter Annual Get-together was held on 4th February 2019 at Seethawaka Regency, Awissawella after the end of AGM. Most of the members who participated for the AGM also participated to this event.
  • IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter Annual General Meeting was held on 4th February 2019 at Seethawaka Regency, Awissawella. Around twenty members participated for the event. New committeefor 2019 was appointed and details can be found in Committee section.

2018 Activities

Technical

  • 7th Symposium of the Consortium for Rapid Smart Grid Impact (CRSGI) was held on 23rd and 24th April 2018 at the CEB Auditorium, BMICH, Colombo. Around 15 resource person from local and international universities and industries shared their knowledge. In both dates, around sixty (60) participated for the event. Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) provide the venue for free of charge and Lanka Electricity Company Private Limited (LECO) provided the financial sponsorship for the food and refreshments
  • Seminar on ‘Smart Grid’ was held on 26th April 2018 at the Seminar room of the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya. The speakers of the event were Prof. K. Raghavan, University of Petrolum and Energy Studies (UPES), India, Prof. Dionizio Paschoreli, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Dr. Ajith H. Wijenayake, Imagen Energy, USA. Around thirty were participated for the event. IEEE PES SL chapter, IEEE CRSS and IEEE PES Peradeniya Student Chapter jointly organized the event. (Jointly organized with IEEE Central Region Sub-Section Sri Lanka)
  • Guest lecture on “Multi-junction III:V Concentrator Photovoltaics with integrated thermoelectric temperature control” by Dr. Tracy Sweet, Research Fellow, Cardiff University School of Engineering, UK. Event was held on 4th May 2018 at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya.
  • Guest Lecture on “Corrosive Sulphur Related Power Transformer Failures” by Mr. Sameera Samarasinghe who is a PhD student at University of Queensland, Australia. Event was held on 31st May 2018 at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (Jointly organized with IEEE Central Region Sub-Section Sri Lanka)
  • Technical co-sponsored for MERCON 2018 – 30th May & 1st June 2018
  • Technical sponsorship for the Semester 3 Design Project Competition 2018, at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa on 17th July 2018
  • Guest lecture on “Designing Micro Solar Power Plants’’ by Dr. Asanka Rodrigo, University of Moratuwa at University of Jaffna on 22nd September 2018
  • IEEE PES DLP event: A guest lecture on “Atmospheric Lightning: With Special Attention To Cloud-To-Ground Flashes” by Professor Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, MALAYSIA on 28th September 2018 at Kingsbury hotel
  • Technical sponsorship for the EECon 2018 conference, 28th September 2018 at Kingsbury hotel.
  • Guest lecture on “Electronics and its Impact on Energy and the Global Environment” by Prof Nihal Sinnadurai CEO ATTAC, Life Fellow IEEE, Life Fellow Institute of Physics, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. Event was held on 19th November 2018 at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (Jointly organized with IEEE Central Region Sub-Section Sri Lanka)
  • Guest lecture on “Modeling of Modular Multilevel Converter with Embedded Energy Storage for Electromagnetic Transient Simulations” by Mr. Nuwan Herath, University of Manitoba, Canada. Event was held on 20th December 2018 at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (Jointly organized with IEEE Central Region Sub-Section Sri Lanka).

Meetings

  • IEEE PES Annual Get-together on 4th February 2018 at Okwin Resort Nawalapitiya. Around twenty members participated for the event.
  • IEEE PES AGM on 4th February 2018 at Okwin Resort Nawalapitiya. 19 members participated.
  • First EXcom meeting of IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter on 5th March 2018
  • Second EXcom meeting of IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter on 10th July 2018
  • Third EXcom meeting of IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter on 7th September 2018
  • Forth EXcom meeting of IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter on 27th November 2018

2017 Activities

Technical

  • A seminar on “Smart Meters – Global and Sri Lankan Perspective” by Dr. Sudheera Navaratne, Lecturer, The University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Team of R&D Division of Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka on 31st October 2017 at Auditorium of CEB (R&D) Branch, Colombo Read More
  • A talk on “Grid Integration Technologies for Distributed Storage Systems” by Dr. Duleepa J. Thrimawithana, Senior Lecturer, The University of Auckland, New Zealand on 10th July 2017 at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya Read More
  • IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region Subsection, IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter and IEEE PES Peradeniya Student Branch Jointly organizes a talk on “Methanol and Ethanol As Paper Ageing Indicators For Transformers’’ By Mr. Shanika Matharage, Research Associate, University of Manchester, UK, Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmRead More
  • IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter organizes a talk on“Application of Synchrophasors for Power System Protection and Analysis’’ By Dr. Krish Narendra, Chief Technology Officer ERL- Power Automation and Smart Grid on Monday, 6th February 2017 at 2:00 pm- 3.00 pm in the Seminar Room of Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa Read More

Meetings

  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the IEEE PES Sri Lanka Chapter, was held on 26 January at 4:30 pm at the Electrical Engineering Seminar Room of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

2016 Activities

Technical

  • Seminar on Intelligent Systems Applications in Smart Grids by Eng. G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy on Wednesday – December 28, 2016 at 5.15 p.m. at the Wimalasurendra Auditorium, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka Read More
  • IEEE DLP event on “Blackouts; their causes, and the role of the smart grid in their mitigation” 15 December 1.30 pm-4.30 pm by Prof M E El-Hawary, Associate Dean of Engineering Dalhouse University,Canada @ Kingsbury hotel Read More
  • IEEE PES Sri Lankan Chapter together with IEEE PES Student Branch Organized a talk on “Electrical Engineer's Role in Building Services’’ by Eng. Prasanna Narangoda Manager - Facilities Management Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC. on Friday, 21st October 2016 from 9.00 am-10.00 am @ the Seminar Room of Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa.Read More
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Sri Lanka Chapter organized a talk on "Real Time Wide Area Monitoring System using Synchrophasors: Monitor System Wide Disturbances" by Dr. Krish Narendra, and Dr. Nuwan Perera of ERL Phase Power Technologies, Canada on Monday, 6 June 2016 from 4.30 pm to 6:30 pm at the IESL Auditorium. Read More
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Sri Lanka Chapter in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) organizes a talk on “Lighting in Transition - An Overview’’ by Prof. Nadarajah Narendran, Professor and Director, Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center, USA on Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm at PGIS Auditorium, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. Read More
  • IEEE Sri Lankan Chapter Central Region Subsection together with IEEE PES SL CHAPTER Organize a talk on “Education to Innovation and commercialization’’ By Dr Nihal Kularatna Associate Professor School of Engineering, the University of Waikato, New Zealand Tuesday, 19th of January 2016 2:00am - 3:00pm University of @Peradeniya. Read More

Meetings

  • Fourth ExCom of IEEE PES-SL for 2016 was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM over the skype.
  • Third ExCom of IEEE PES-SL for 2016 was held on Monday 25th July over the skype.
  • Second ExCom of IEEE PES-SL for 2016 was held on Monday, 4th April at 2:00 pm over skype.
  • First ExCom of IEEE PES-SL for 2016 was held on 28th January at the Hotel Galadari during a break taken at the IEEE-SL AGM.